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The word "would" is causing me problems in this passage:
The usage of "would" seems off, since Kerry was not talking about a hypothetical situation. It is also not a reference to a future from the viewpoint of the past, since it is a direct quote from Kerry."Hopefully India with its relationship could help urge the new Iranian leadership -- as well as the old leadership, the supreme leader -- to take advantage of this moment," Kerry told a joint news conference.
"We would call on the Iranians not to miscalculate about American and international commitment," he said.
Does Kerry mean: "we would like to call on the Iranians....."